Human eggs have been grown to maturity outside the body for the first time in a breakthrough for fertility science.
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh announced that they had removed egg cells from women’s ovarian tissue and developed them in a laboratory to the point where they were ready to be fertilised. The advance may one day be used as an alternative to IVF to help older women to conceive. It could also help to preserve the fertility of girls undergoing cancer treatment.
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